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‘BoA Youth’ launch event
October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The big BoA Youth project launch is on Tuesday 23rd October between 3 – 7pm and Community Family Care and BoA Town Council invite youngsters, ages 8 – 18, to drop in and meet the new youth workers and have a say in provisions going forward. The event will take place at the Youth & Community Centre (Frome Rd, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LT)
The three new Youth Workers can’t wait to meet young people of the town and share ideas. Along with pro-active conversation, there’ll also be creative and sporting activities on offer plus free pizza, soft drinks and snacks.
Above (left -right): Community Family Care‘s Gavin Worrall (Youth Service Co-ordinator) and Sasha Hart (Manager) with two of the three new Youth Workers, Kimberley Collins and Alan Bell Photo: Lydia Booth Photography
As part of their Youth Strategy the Town Council has pledged over £144k over three years to the Youth Service. This includes initial contributions of £8k from the Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity and £6k contribution from the local Wiltshire Council Area Board to help expand the service into the nearby villages, in some cases supporting existing provision. The funding will help to reinstate and nourish youth services in this area, which have sadly fallen by the wayside in other areas across the country.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Dom Newton, who authored the Youth Strategy and holds this project close to his heart, said:
“We’re hugely excited to see the relaunch of youth provision in the town, and to be working with Community Family Care. Our aspiration for the service is very much that it reflects our young people’s needs and helps them to develop in their role as a key part of the town’s future, and over the coming months we look forward to seeing the service grow and flourish. “
We hope that the new Youth Club provision and affiliated projects will be well attended, and if you’d like to find out more, please contact Community Family Care on 01452 840999 or via firstname.lastname@example.org